Knight, Charles (selected and with critical notes by). HALF-HOURS WITH THE BEST AUTHORS - 4 VOLUMES. London: Frederick Warne, undated (ca 1878). Complete in four volumes. Half-leather bindings (leather spines, leather tips) with 5 raised bands, marbled paper front and rear covers, lettering in gilt, all edges beautifully marbled. Condition of all volumes is very good. Light rubbing at extremities and edges, leather clean and supple, faint superficial cracking to black leather labels on spine, some of the gilt has rubbed off. Volume I has a small darkened area on front cover (about 2" square). Previous owner's name, otherwise contents are clean and unmarked, binding and hinges sound. An exceptionally handsome set to grace your library. Reading isn't bad, either, with selections from Wordsworth, Goldsmith, Bacon, Swift, all the greats.